Rumor: iPhone launch coming September 7?

Apple normally holds its iPod refresh press event sometime in September but now most people are expecting the company to launch both its new iPods and the new iPhone 5 at the same event this year. Now a new rumor from the Kodawarisan Japanese language tech web site (translated via Google) claims via unnamed sources that Apple will hold its iPod-iPhone press event on September 7 (or September 8 in Japan's time zone).

This rumor would seem to be a safe bet at first considering Apple's previous history of announcing new iPod products in September. However the delay of the iPhone 5 launch from its normal June/July time frame has made predicting the launch of both product lines more difficult. Even if Apple announces new products on September 7, it's entirely possible they won't be available for sale immediately. Some rumors on the Internet have put the launch of the iPhone 5 as late as October.

Meanwhile, there is still lots of speculation on what the iPhone 5 itself will be like. As we reported earlier, one new report claims via unnamed sources, that in addition to the regular iPhone 5, Apple will launch a cheaper version of the iPhone that will use the company's newly launched iCloud service as a way to store the iPhone's data. There have also been rumors that Apple might launch a new version of its best selling iPad tablet that will have a higher resolution screen than what is found in the current version.

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